British jeweller and watch maker Mo Eden has produced his first men’s watch, the ‘MK1’. Hand made in London’s Hatton Garden the watch is bespoke to ensure exclusivity.
The 18-carat gold, diamond set Driver’s watch is designed in Mo’s signature Art
Deco/Modernist style. Angled for ease of reading whilst driving the watch design
incorporates perspective which is used to draw the eye in and evoke movement. The Swiss ETA 2678 automatic movement is visible to the rear of the watch comparable to supercars that have their engines on display.
As the MK1 is a bespoke watch, the options are limitless whether your preference is to display Sapphires or black diamonds or no diamonds at all.
Specifications: Case 18 carat gold diamond set, Strap shown is Stingray 22mm, Sapphire crystals. Carbon fibre dial, ETA 2678 Swiss movement specifications- Hours, minutes, sweep second. Self-winding mechanism with ball bearing. Date and day corrector. Stop second device. Regulator system ETACHRON and regulator corrector. 28.800 vibrations per hour; 4 Hz. 25 Jewels. Case width 34mm at widest point. Case length 40mm. Case height 18mm at highest point. Water resistant.
Passion for Motor Cars Drives Design Inspiration
Mo has a passion for Motor Cars so he decided to focus his design on a watch for driving. His elegant new Driver’s watch is not for the track but more for going out as a dress watch. As usual with Mo there was no compromise on materials and only the finest would be acceptable. Handmade in London, Mo contributed a lot of the skills needed to create this watch and he makes some of the components in his private London studio.
The Driver’s watch has an angular 18 carat Gold case which was very important to Mo as he wanted to create a case that is visibly stunning and easily identifiable as a Mo Eden piece. Set with beautiful Diamonds the watch has a Stingray strap and a Black Diamond cabochon in the crown. The dial is made from carbon fiber and if you look closely you can see the pattern is of a chequered Flag. When designing the case of this watch Mo decided that perspective was very important and ease of reading the time, hence the angle of the watch. Perspective is one of the key words in the design and you can see that everything flows to evoke movement. The watch has a rear crystal where you can see the beautiful automatic day date Swiss Eta modified 2678 rotor flying round and the balance wheel ticking away. Mo chose this movement as it’s one of the finest and smallest automatic movements available to fit in the angled space.
Production currently takes 8-10 weeks and the model shown will retail for around fifteen thousand pounds not including taxes and duties. For more information visit http://www.moeden.london/